We’re a few weeks into the AGT live shows for Season 14, and that means the return of the Dunkin’ Save. This live voting method appears during the Wednesday night results shows, and gives viewers one last chance to save their favorite acts.
Read on to find out what the Dunkin’ Save is, how to vote for it, and what happens to the two acts who aren’t saved by America’s vote.
What Is The Dunkin’ Save?
The Dunkin’ Save is named after Dunkin’ Donuts, one of AGT‘s sponsors. (You’ve probably noticed the judges drinking out of cups with the brand’s name on the side.) It allows fans to vote to save one of three acts during the live results show.
These three acts fall in the middle of the ranking after the previous night’s vote. During the quarterfinals, for example, the acts in 6th, 7th, and 8th place out of 12 were put up for the Dunkin’ Save.
Viewers have 30 minutes to vote for which of the three acts they want to see continue to the next round of competition. The act with the most votes moves on.
How Do You Vote For The Dunkin’ Save?
To vote for which of the three Dunkin’ Save acts you want to see continue, go to the Dunkin’ Save website or download the AGT app on your phone. Voting lasts for 30 minutes during the live results show on Wednesday. You can vote once per email address.
Host Terry Crews announces the winner of the Dunkin’ Save live on the air after the voting window has closed. The act with the most votes will move on to the next round. The other two acts will remain on stage to learn their fate.
This season, Ansley Burns, Chris Kläfford , and Jackie Fabulous have all been saved by the Dunkin’ Save during the quarterfinals.
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What Is The Judges’ Choice In AGT?
Once America has decided which of the three acts they want to save, the judges have an opportunity to save one of the remaining two acts. Each of the four judges gets a vote. If an act receives at least three out of four judges’ votes, they move on.
However, if the judges are tied, a tie-breaker will be used. Whichever act received the most votes from viewers will move forward in the competition, with the other act being eliminated.
In the first week of quarterfinals, a technical issue with voting led to the decision not to have the judges’ choice that week. The next week, a tie-breaker saved Ndlovu Youth Choir. And last week, the judges chose to save guitarist Marcin Patrzalek.